goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap @ Natty Greenes: Poured a clear brown color with a creamy beige head. Light roasted malt makes up the aroma. Some notes of fruit and hints of coffee. The flavor had a decent roast to it with fruitiness and hints of coffee.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a translucent brown color with a small khaki head.Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel was creamy with hints of coffee.Finish was a typical bitter coffee end.
badnloose (111) - North Hollywood, California, USA - SEP 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Incredibly dark brown, tettering towards black in the right light. Tan head slow to dissipate. Full aroma of chocolate and nutmeg, creamy and strong taste. Flowed so well I didn’t want to stop drinking. Great with a meal.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark ruby red, wispy tan head, streaks of lace, creamy body, light sweet chocolate aroma, rich chocolate flavor, just enough sweetness to bring out the great chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany brown with beige head. The aroma is slightly spicy with some raisin and charred toast. The flavor is caramel and bitter chocolate with a dose of burnt toast. Raisin and wood come in the middle, then a toasty and slightly nutty finish. Not bad.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a disappearing tan head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-nutty/roasty/faint caramel. Taste is dark malt-nutty/roasty/caramel/chocolate. Hint of hops waived over brew kettle. Smooth. Mild carbonation.
bubbleflubber (1774) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SIlver medalist at the GABF.... (one of the brown divisions). Pours dark, an almost black mahogany with tan webbing. The nose is excellent, of caramelized honey-roasted nuts. This well integrates caramel, espresso, semi-sweet chocolate, roasted grains, almonds and walnuts. After all of this complexity, the finish resides somewhere in the semi-sweet chocolate and almond realm. The mouthfeel is round and comforting. A nicely put together brown ale.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Piedmont Ale House in Burlington. Clear dark brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel and a definite but distant chocolate note - interesting and inviting. My first thought on this was, "Chocolate? I’ve never noticed this in a brown ale before, am I imagining it?" I hadn’t read the commercial descriptio, either. Body is medium with a soft mouthfeel, and jsut the slightest stickiness. Rich caramel sweetness, and some nice balance provided by gentle use of some spicy hops. Teh finish, although a tad sweet, is not overly so, and the result is a very refreshing, nicley brewed effort. Glad I had this, I would have it again. Good accompaniment for the typical pub fare.
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m not a huge brown ale person, but this is the most complex and best tasting brown I have ever had.
ross (2075) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served at the pop the cap beer dinner in Charlotte via tap. Pours out a brown color with a brownish color head. Smell is nuts, chocolate, some coffee hints, and rich malty notes. Taste is sweet and surprisingly refreshing which is odd for a brown ale. Fresh is best, as was displayed by this beer. Drank some opened earlier, and it wasnt as good as the second round which was fresh off the keg. Not too bad stuff, surprisingly good actually.